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Victor Wembanyama, the San Antonio Spurs’ Rookie of the Year, is gearing up for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games with a determined mindset.

After skipping the 2023 FIBA World Cup, Wembanyama is set to represent France on home soil, adding extra motivation for the 20-year-old center.

“Representing France adds a layer of motivation and energy. It’s patriotism and a lot of what I want to achieve in my career. I can’t accept to lose against another country,” Wembanyama said, via Maxime Aubin.

His impressive performance this past season included averages of 21.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 3.6 blocks per game for the Spurs.

In addition to being named Rookie of the Year, Wembanyama also secured a spot on the NBA All-Defensive First Team.

France will start the Olympics in Group B alongside World Champions Germany, Japan, and the winner of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Riga, Latvia.

The potential opponents from the Riga tournament include Georgia, the Philippines, Latvia, Brazil, Cameroon, and Montenegro.